How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

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As everyone has been spending most of their time at home recently, it makes sense to make your living space as healthy as possible. While many people put lots of time and effort into keeping their homes tidy and keeping up with the cleaning, their homes’ air quality is often overlooked. Although it cannot be seen, the air quality of a house plays a significant role in everyone’s health. If indoor air quality is poor, this can cause respiratory issues and worsen allergies. If you would like to improve the indoor air quality of your home, these tips are an excellent place to start:

Maintenance 

Having air conditioning in your home can help make it feel so much more comfortable over the summer months. If you spot a problem with your air conditioning, you should get it sorted out quickly and arrange an HVAC Repair. If your air conditioning system is not working correctly, it can harm the health of your home. Without repairs and maintenance, your air conditioning will not effectively remove dust, pollen, and other allergens from the air, which will result in poor air quality.

Ventilation

Ensuring that your home is well ventilated is crucial to your air quality. Opening windows will help air to circulate and will ensure that fresh air can enter your home. 

Adequately ventilating your home will also help to avoid problems caused by moisture. A poorly ventilated home is more likely to have issues with mould and mildew. Opening windows helps to release the warm moist air from your home that causes condensation. Opening a window when you have a bath or shower will help prevent mould, as will keeping the kitchen window open while you are cooking. If your kitchen or bathroom has a cooker hood or an extractor fan, it is helpful to switch these on when cooking or bathing as these will also help prevent condensation from forming. If you tend to dry your laundry by hanging it on radiators or clothes airers around the home, you may also want to ensure that the room is ventilated to stop extra moisture building up in your home.

If you are painting your home or using adhesives or any solvent-based product, it is also advisable to keep the room well ventilated so that this does not lower the air quality in your home.

Mould

Mould often appears in your home in areas that are prone to condensation. However, cleaning the mould effectively is vital to prevent it from causing health problems and affecting your home’s air quality. If someone in your home suffers with a mould allergy, it is even more vital to get mould removed as soon as you spot it. 

Keeping your home well-ventilated will help to prevent mould from forming due to condensation. But, mould can also develop due to water spillages and leaks, so if you notice water in your home, it is best to get it cleaned up and dried quickly to prevent mould from developing. 

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